IFM2005 is hosted by the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e).
Eindhoven is the largest city of the southern Netherlands and the fifth largest
in the Netherlands as a whole. It is a diverse city offering innovation and
technology, as well as cultural activities (museums, theatre and music), and
leading in sports such as swimming (Olympic champion Pieter van den Hoogenband)
and soccer (PSV). In the region of Eindhoven, well-known companies such as
Philips, ASML and DAF, and dozens of other engineering companies are situated.
Click on these links to find out more on Eindhoven and the
All activity regarding the conference takes place in the auditorium
building. It is best take the entrance marked "Congres Ingang", this
is the left-most entrance at the south side of the building. Inside
the auditorium building there will be sign posts.
Eindhoven and the TU/e campus are easily reachable by plane (Eindhoven
Airport) and train (also from Schiphol Airport).
Maps of the campus and directions how to travel can be found at
Here is a map of the city center (Flash).
On this map, number 5 indicates the University Campus, number 8 is the railway station, and number 11 is the Van Abbe Museum where we have our excursion and dinner on Wednesday afternoon. Maps for the hotels can be found via the 'Acommodation' page.
The Dutch Railway web site has a journey planner (in English).
Excursion, Dinner Banquet
We will visit the Van Abbe Museum, which is one of the most
important museums for contemporary art in Europe. Changing
exhibitions are being made on a regular base. A great deal of space
is destined for the famous museum collection. The collection
contains modern classic works by artists such as Picasso, Chagall
and Mondrian, the second largest collection of the Russian artist El
Lissitzky outside of Russia, but most of all many contemporary art
works by artists such as Lily van der Stokker, De Rijke & De Rooij
and all works from the exhibition No Ghost Just a Shell (around the
Manga figure AnnLee).
Currently, a large part of the museum is dedicated to the exhibition
EindhovenIstanbul. In this exhibition, a selection of key artworks
is presented drawn from the famous Istanbul Biennial exhibitions of
the past 18 years. The exhibits from 40 international artists
include large scale installations, video projections, sculpture,
painting and drawing.
See the museum web site: http://www.vanabbemuseum.nl.